News Headlines - 30 July 2016

Norway considers giving mountain to Finland as 100th birthday present | The Guardian

Norway’s government has confirmed that for the centenary of Finland’s independence next year it is considering moving the border, gifting its Nordic neighbour a mountain peak that would be the country’s highest point.

Overhyped, underappreciated | The Economist

Abenomics has fallen short of its targets and its overblown rhetoric. That makes it easy to dismiss as a failure. In fact, it has shown that central banks and governments do have the capacity to stir a torpid economy. And in some senses, the hype was needed. Japan’s stagnation had become a self-fulfilling prophecy; Abenomics could succeed only if enough people believed it would. This is a final lesson that Japan’s economic experiment can impart to the rest of the world. Aim high.

Sharp first quarter loss shrinks on cost cuts, but revenue plunges by a third | Reuters

Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp reported a smaller first-quarter loss helped by restructuring and cost cuts, although revenue shrank by a third as demand for its products slumped.

JK Rowling Hopes Harry Potter Play Goes Global

The stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" had its gala opening Saturday in London's West End and is already the theater event of the year.

1966 World Cup: Special event marks 50 years since England's football win - BBC News

England's 1966 World Cup win has been marked by a special Wembley event exactly 50 years on.
Two of the team's stars, Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Geoff Hurst, recounted memories at Wembley Arena as the crowd of 10,000 relived the historic day.








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